Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Clean Greek Yogurt Pancakes + Blueberry Compote

Here is a great recipe that I’ve pieced together from the gazillions of protein pancake recipes out there.  Greek yogurt is my new obsession, I recently found a giant 3 pack of fat-free plain at Costco and I’ve been going to town with it.  Greek yogurt is my new best friend.  It makes these pancakes super moist, dense and delicious.  Very filling.  Not dry like most of the protein pancakes I’ve tried (I swear it’s something with adding whey powder, it literally makes them hard to swallow… YUCK!) 

I’m totally into having these for dinner and refrigerating the rest for a quick breakfast in the morning.   You don’t even need to put anything on them, they are delicious as is, but if you are feeling really fancy, try the blueberry compote.  Sounds elaborate, but it’s just frozen blueberries and a bit of water boiled in a pot.  But SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, it’s our secret.

Oh, and they're free of the bad stuff like gluten and refined sugar.  Totally clean.


Clean Greek Yogurt Pancakes
½ C oat flour
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp (heaping) cinnamon
1 tsp Truvia (or clean sweetener of your choice)

1 C fat-free greek yogurt
½ C liquid egg whites

Coconut oil for pan

If you are making the compote (see below for recipe), put the blueberries on the stove before starting the pancakes.  It takes about 20 minutes.

Whisk dry ingredients together in medium bowl.  Combine wet ingredients in another bowl.  Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and fold together until just mixed.

Heat a non-stick skillet to med-high and grease with coconut oil.  Pour pancake batter into 3-4” blobs in pan.  Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or flip when bubbles start forming in batter.

I can usually only get 4 on the pan at one time, and I find it easier to cool, rinse and re-oil the pan between batches.  Or you could just have another pan going at the same time.

This recipe makes 8 medium pancakes (4 cakes per serving).  They freeze well or you can put them in the fridge and heat them up the next day.  Not going to lie, I like them cold too.

Tomorrow's breakfast to-go!

Feel free to double the recipe without any changes.

About 55 calories and 5 grams of protein per pancake (not including oil or topping).

Clean Blueberry Compote

1 C frozen blueberries
¼ C water

Put blueberries and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Once boiling, turn down to med-high so that it is still bubbling, but not all crazy-like.  Leave it for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until about half of the liquid is reduced and you are left with a syrup-like consistency. 

You can really use your own judgment on this one, boil it until it looks like the right thickness to put on your pancakes.  It’s not an exact science.  You may add a small amount stevia or xylitol when done, but it will already be very sweet without.

All I have is this crappy Instagram of my blueberry compote.  I made it a couple nights ago and devoured it before I could snap a proper shot.

Enjoy, loves!  Let me know if you think these are the best clean pancakes you’ve ever laid eyes on!


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